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Lack of coordination led to dengue outbreak
Published on : Tuesday, October 12, 2010
No single coordinating authority exists between the Delhi Government and the various civic agencies in the city to ensure that the preventive efforts taken to contain dengue, malaria and other seasonal diseases are put on a common platform and synchronised. Various civic agencies have claimed that they are taking several preventive measures including door-to-door checking for presence of mosquito breeding, checking of different places having water collections, strengthening of inter-sectoral co-ordination and issuance of notice and challans for creating conditions conducive for mosquitoes breeding, reports The Hindu.
Dengue drives MCG health workers away
Published on : Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) had engaged 130 workers on a contractual basis for three months to fight malaria and dengue. The civic body had engaged these workers to spray medicines in mosquito-infested areas. These workers were not satisfied with the way MCG made them work and have fled, reports The Times Of India.
As dengue cases rise, civic body faces strike
Published on : Monday, August 30, 2010
Dengue cases are on a rise in Delhi. 59 new cases were reported on Sunday.There are 3,200 DBCs who work on a contractual basis for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). They have threatened to stop work until they are made permanent employees, reports Hindustan Times.
Maharashtra: Congress, NCP slam MNS leader for malaria jibess
Published on : Wednesday, August 04, 2010
The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party are attacking Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray over his "migrants are responsible for malaria outbreak in the city" remark.The MNS chief had also said that locals are having a hard time getting treatment as migrants had occupied most of the beds in public hospitals, reports The Times Of India.
Mumbai: Asha Bhosle tweets on Macchar Raj
Published on : Tuesday, August 03, 2010
"Macchar war is in full swing," tweeted Asha Bhosle.Thackeray, in a controversial statement, blamed the "migrants" and the "outsiders" in Mumbai for the malaria outbreak, reports Hindustan Times.
Opposition blames government for malaria and dengue cases
Published on : Saturday, July 31, 2010
The opposition blames the Government for malaria and dengue cases in Mumbai."The Maharashtra government should take the blame for the worsening health situation in Mumbai", Thackeray said. He added that feverish construction activity has brought a fresh wave of migrant labourers to Mumbai,reports The Times Of India.
Mumbai municipality blames builders for increase in mala
Published on : Wednesday, July 21, 2010
An overwhelming majority of the developers carrying out construction work in Mumnai haven't paid heed to the directives issued by BMC. Construction sites breed mosquitoes.There was a request to fumigate construction sites, but no one paid attention to it, reports DNA.
KMC change of guard may affect malaria drive
Published on : Sunday, June 13, 2010
The change of guard at Kolkata Municipal Corporation is likely to affect anti-malaria campaign. The KMC officials are waiting for the new Mayor-in-council member and chief municipal health officer to give them direction to carry out the drive, reports The Times of India.
EU regulation may kill millions in the developing world
Published on : Friday, November 28, 2008
In post-War decades modern agricultural methods saw a boom in food production known as the "Green Revolution". Insecticides were the key to this phenomenon, saving millions from starvation. Since Rachel Carson's comments, the number of undernourished people in poor countries has fallen from 35 percent to 17 percent. The total population is much larger now and many people still suffer from starvation and malnutrition. Yet EU legislators are now proposing regulations over insecticides that would actually harm the developing world--not only in terms of food production and hunger, but by thwarting insect-borne disease control in the most malarial regions, write Richard Tren and Julian Harris.
Great idea, bad scheme: How not to fight malaria
Published on : Friday, November 07, 2008
A new global subsidy to give malaria patients the best treatment may divert money from simpler campaigns and could undermine drug quality--but it looks set to be rubber-stamped by donors without proper assessment. There is a powerful need for a cheap, effective malaria treatment. Currently the not-for-profit price for the best medicine is around one dollar for one treatment--still too expensive for millions in malarial countries, writes Roger Bate in the Campaign for Fighting Diseases.
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